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Feb. 3, 2009by:

I'm surprised it has taken this long but the hockey comedy classic SLAP SHOT is finally getting remade. Universal has set Dean Parisot (GALAXY QUEST) to direct a remake of the 1977 film that highlighted the violent tendencies of the Hanson Brothers. Peter Steinfeld (21) is on-board writing the script with frequent Spielberg collaborators Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing (though Spielberg himself will have nothing to do with this particular film). The original film was directed by George Roy Hill and starred Paul Newman as a hockey coach who finds out his team is about to be disbanded on the end of the season. He reluctantly plays the goonish Hanson Brothers only to find out their thuggish tendencies on the ice are exactly what the fans are looking for. SLAP SHOT wasn't highly regarded on its release but eventually became a cult classic and was later called by GQ "the best sports film of the past 50 years." Perhaps the only thing giving me pause that this might turn out to be halfway decent is the participation of Parisot who has earned plenty of goodwill after GALAXY QUEST (which even helped me forgive the disastrous Jim Carrey comedy FUN WITH DICK AND JANE).

Extra Tidbit: The Hanson Brothers actually have the last name Carlson.
Source: Variety

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9:00PM on 02/03/2009

Worst movie news in a long time !

See, the whole idea and analogy to make a remake of a original film is to make it better. Improve it. Slap Shot is one of those movie's you can't make funnier. Or better. Why befoul this cult classic ? It's disrespect to Paul Newman's memory as well. He would not be hip to it. Reggie Dunlop was one of his all time favorite characters to play.
It's just so stupid I am surpsised that it actually got further than an idea in a studio boardroom.
It's such a classic that I own it and watch it at
See, the whole idea and analogy to make a remake of a original film is to make it better. Improve it. Slap Shot is one of those movie's you can't make funnier. Or better. Why befoul this cult classic ? It's disrespect to Paul Newman's memory as well. He would not be hip to it. Reggie Dunlop was one of his all time favorite characters to play.
It's just so stupid I am surpsised that it actually got further than an idea in a studio boardroom.
It's such a classic that I own it and watch it at least a few times a year.
I once had the poster on my wall. I could recite the dialogue verbatim and I must have seen it at least 50 times. I beklieve there are movies that should be in the untouchable category and Slap Shot is one of those movies. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, you know better.
This is bad news. I shutter to think about it.
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6:25PM on 02/03/2009
Seriously? No! No! No! No! No! No! It can't be done and it shouldn't be done. Remaking this is almost as bad as Greedo shooting first! [Sorry for that reference, I just rewatched Jay and Silent Bob the other day and so that is fresh in my mind]
Seriously? No! No! No! No! No! No! It can't be done and it shouldn't be done. Remaking this is almost as bad as Greedo shooting first! [Sorry for that reference, I just rewatched Jay and Silent Bob the other day and so that is fresh in my mind]
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6:06PM on 02/03/2009
NO NO AND NO!!!!
NO NO AND NO!!!!
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1:53PM on 02/03/2009
Ok, now it's getting personal, Hollywood.
Leave it alone! The Hansons rule, the sequels don't exist.
...mmm... 70's boobs...
Ok, now it's getting personal, Hollywood.
Leave it alone! The Hansons rule, the sequels don't exist.
...mmm... 70's boobs...
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1:13PM on 02/03/2009
I'm sorry....why are they remaking this again? Are the straight-to-dvd sequels not selling enough?

Yes Pat, instead of buying a vowel could I get a clue?
I'm sorry....why are they remaking this again? Are the straight-to-dvd sequels not selling enough?

Yes Pat, instead of buying a vowel could I get a clue?
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12:52PM on 02/03/2009
Two reasons this thing might be argued to be necessary (not that it is, but bear with me here).

1. The catalyst is the closing of the mill. Right now people are losing their jobs left and right.

2. Paul Newman just passed and some studio hack decided the best way to capitalize on his death would be to remake some of his lesser classics.

Parisot has credibility with me for the same reason as Sampson, but his comedy is a little different. And I agree, you just can't copy the
Two reasons this thing might be argued to be necessary (not that it is, but bear with me here).

1. The catalyst is the closing of the mill. Right now people are losing their jobs left and right.

2. Paul Newman just passed and some studio hack decided the best way to capitalize on his death would be to remake some of his lesser classics.

Parisot has credibility with me for the same reason as Sampson, but his comedy is a little different. And I agree, you just can't copy the Hansons.

So maybe this thing'll never see the light of day, like some other remakes I can think of.
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12:36PM on 02/03/2009

Impossible

There's no way the Hansons can be replaced. No one can play them because they weren't acting.
There's no way the Hansons can be replaced. No one can play them because they weren't acting.
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11:04AM on 02/03/2009

Come on

I usually give remakes the benefit of the doubt, but this one is just goddamn unnecessary.
I usually give remakes the benefit of the doubt, but this one is just goddamn unnecessary.
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10:22AM on 02/03/2009
[link]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10:11AM on 02/03/2009
disastrous...

the extra tibit should have been that the mom from a christmas story was topless in the original. perfect 70's boobs.
disastrous...

the extra tibit should have been that the mom from a christmas story was topless in the original. perfect 70's boobs.
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